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Lemon Drop Husker
06-07-2017, 12:14 PM
Sounds like Classic Empire has a foot abscess and will be scratched from the Belmont and pointed towards Haskell.

https://twitter.com/SimonTVG/status/872432654335057920

Robert Fischer
06-07-2017, 12:45 PM
Unfortunate.

Here was a horse who we expected to skip the Belmont to rest for races like the Haskell and Travers, then they decided to be sporting and enter the Belmont, then they finalized the breeding deal with Coolmore, and again, common sense would say that they would surely now, under Coolmore's direction, skip the Belmont to run in races like the Haskell and Travers, yet they gave no indication of skipping the Belmont, and now a hoof abcess forces him to scratch...

RobertCalifornia
06-07-2017, 05:50 PM
Wow that's breaking news. Didn't think he would win, so that sucks.

LemonSoupKid
06-08-2017, 12:11 AM
Wow that's breaking news. Didn't think he would win, so that sucks.

Yup a lot of value just got sucked out of my handicapping. Damn. I thought he was an easy toss. If they hadn't found it (who knows if real) it would have been the easiest toss of all time, lol.

3 races in 5 weeks was a high value angle in this day and age. Where to land now ...

Tom
06-08-2017, 06:21 PM
He's jinxed.
Can't put it together.
Rename him Haley Empire, after the comet, comes around every 76 years.:lol: